20 Nov 2013
The intranasal spray was developed using local isolated bacterium that was found to provide better protection against infections by Mannheimia haemolytica bacterium than imported vaccines.
20 Nov 2013
A recently isolated bacterial strain converts waste from palm oil production into industrially useful lactic acid
14 Nov 2013
Backed by strong support from the government and industry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has garnered more momentum for the advancement of aviation services research in Hong Kong through its partnership with industry leader Boeing.
14 Nov 2013
Another innovative idea from the UNIST ‘Project M’ team was awarded the Gold Prize in the 2014 KEPCO Electricity Technology Idea Contest. This is an idea about developing a smartphone application that monitors the usage of household electricity and helps to save it.
14 Nov 2013
On 12th November 2013, A*STAR officially launched the Technology Adoption Programme (TAP), its latest initiative to provide SMEs with greater accessibility to practical and affordable technology solutions to boost productivity
Petronas Panorama
14 Nov 2013
”If Malaysia is to join the top flight of international financial centres, it must leverage its status as an established Islamic finance hub. And it must address the challenges associated with the supply of high quality human capital.” - Opinion article from Prof. Christine Ennew
08 Nov 2013
In a paper published in the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Bhadeshia introduces the world’s first bulk nanostructured metal in commercial production.
01 Nov 2013
UNIST signed an MOU for setting up a joint technology holding company, with three science and technology specialized universities: KAIST, GIST, and DGIST, on 28 Oct, 2013.
17 Oct 2013
About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.
15 Oct 2013
Diffraction grating elements for 633 nm to 1064 nm waveband with 1600 lines/mm, exhibit a diffraction efficiency of 98%—the highest in this category of technology. This feature is important for expansion and compression of laser pulses for light sources used in laser processing.
14 Oct 2013
More than 120 global leaders from higher education, private and public sectors, to discuss the promotion of economic growth through knowledge creation and entrepreneurship
10 Oct 2013
A*STAR and KITECH MoU paves the way for joint research in sustainable chemicals
09 Oct 2013
A large study of smartphone applications provides a baseline for comparing the security of different mobile providers
03 Oct 2013
Singapore, 3 October: Singapore’s SIMTech, a research institute of A*STAR initiated a Collaborative Industry Project (CIP) comprising four initiatives , with the support of SPRING Singapore, to offer manufacturing SMEs an integrated approach to boost productivity in the various phases of the manufacturing process.
02 Oct 2013
I²R, Singapore’s largest ICM research institute, and SMU are the first in Singapore to discover three security weaknesses in iOS 7, which Apple Inc. has recognised and rectified.
IMRE Prototype
30 Sep 2013
Singapore, 30 Sept 2013 - A*STAR’s IMRE and its partners have launched a new Nanoimprint Foundry that will develop, test-bed and prototype specially engineered plastics and surfaces for the specific purpose of commercialising the technologies.
16 Sep 2013
The Southeast Asian Macroeconomic Network, which is expected to formally launch in 2014, is the first of its kind in the region. It will include participants from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and possibly Laos, Indonesia, Mongolia, and China's Hunan Province.
12 Sep 2013
Singapore, 12 Sept 2013 – The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to jointly develop innovative cloud computing-powered technological solutions for the benefit of local ICT companies.
11 Sep 2013
The University of Toronto’s strong academic and research performance continues to rank among the best in the world – and is ranked the best in Canada – in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.
Anti-Erasing Ink
10 Sep 2013
In a bid to enhance product authenticity and traceability, researchers of PolyU's Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology have developed an innovative Anti-Erasing Ink for use in various kinds of fast-moving consumer goods such as food, drink and drug packaging.
05 Sep 2013
Cloud solutions to accelerate local ICT companies’ adoption of technologies and overcome end-user challenges faced by the ICT industry
29 Aug 2013
Shimadzu Corporation will launch a new series of compact turbo molecular pumps with integrated power supplies for semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing industries. The new TMP-X series will contribute to reducing the costs and downsizing the footprint of manufacturing flat panel displays and semiconductor devices.
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21 Jul 2013
Professor Hoon Lee offers solutions for Korean tourism
ECTFE Poster
16 Jul 2013
The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) at UNIST, S. Korea, is officially recognized as a PSM Affiliation. The first PSM program in Korea and Asia.
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16 Jul 2013
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and OPUS Microsystems Collaborate to Advance Technology for Larger Screen Viewing Experience with Smartphones
11 Jul 2013
The projects include X-ray sterilisation for the MedTech industry, corrosion prevention and advanced precision metal machining for oil & gas, aerospace and MedTech industries.
09 Jul 2013
Singapore, 9 July – Reliability and performance issues are technical challenges in packaging solutions for compact sized consumer electronics and high power electronics. To overcome these issues, A*STAR’s IME and leading semiconductor companies formed the 12th Electronics Packaging Research Consortium (EPRC12).
08 Jul 2013
With a view to setting new standards for hotel rooms, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has joined hands with its teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON, and organized a global competition to shape guestrooms of the future.
28 Jun 2013
Hong Kong, 28 June 2013 - PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2013 was awarded last night with the Gold Award of the University Division to University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Secondary School Division to Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies of South Korea.
22 Jun 2013
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and ELS Educational Services, a worldwide institution specializing in the teaching of English, has signed a pact for the language at the UPM campus.


23 May 2007
Manila, Philippines - This event brings together the most influential people in the Biofuels industry to discuss the development and growth of biofuels. This conference goes beyond just providing information, it is where serious business takes place in a conducive environment.
15 May 2007
Hong Kong - Growing environmental awareness and regulatory pressures are driving companies to look at alternative materials. Bioplastics could be one of the solution to address the problem.
14 May 2007
Shenzhen, China - Hear from the industry’s key players about the latest developments in the petrochemical industry.
14 May 2007
KL, Malaysia - You will gain valuable insights on the latest from production to demand of natural gas, as well as what to look forward in Asia in the next 5 years.
18 Oct 2007
Mumbai, India -- A 2 days Conference will feature world-class business leaders who will analyse latest global transportation and logistics issues in the Southern Asia region and the impact on global shipping.
27 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand -- This year's event will be a gathering of 350 senior executive decision makers from Asia's leading shippers.
12 Jun 2007
Johor, Malaysia -- This is the largest annual Container Ports, Shipping, and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference in the ASEAN region and one of the largest throughout Asia.
19 Jun 2007
Singapore - As the Asia Pacific region continues to be one of the fastest growing market opportunity with a huge untapped potential for IT services and solutions, the event has grown to become a notable enabler, critical to the success of both Asia Pacific-grown and International IT services providers aspiring for expansion throughout the region.
24 Apr 2007
KL, Malaysia - Achieving a holistic approach by optimising drilling, completion and production to mitigate risks and reduce operating costs.
11 Jun 2007
Tokyo, Japan - This excellent conference brings together a group of world experts. Not only does it provides business opportunity, it also gives you a greater understanding of how to tackle the Japanese market.
06 Nov 2007
Hong Kong - This event brings together experts for an in-depth analysis of the most important and practical issues facing the industry
21 Aug 2007
BEIJING - This event brings together top experts and regulators to give you more information that will help you to plan the best waste management program to give you the competitive edge that you need!
10 May 2007
Singapore - The event will bring together over 250 of the region's leading buy-side dealers, hedge fund managers, brokers, traders, exchange representatives, regulators and solution providers.
21 May 2007
Goa, India - This highly successful 2-day summit addresses issues that make a difference to market players’ growth objectives by bringing together the best minds under one roof.
16 May 2007
Tokyo, Japan - This Conference will bring together top business figures and government leaders from around the world to explore Asia’s economic future in the context of Japan’s resurgence and the next steps in globalization.
24 Apr 2007
Hong Kong - The demand for energy in Asia is spiraling and as countries in the region continue their rapid pace of development, Asia’s thirst for energy will be more difficult to satisfy. What the effects of the region’s rising energy needs? What is the impact on the environment and what are the policy implications for the region?
07 Jun 2007
Shanghai, China - Speakers from the international scene will share their vast knowledge and experience with fellow colleagues in Asia, making it an ideal platform for East-West connections.
14 May 2007
The purpose of the seminar will be to promote the development of life insurance in Asia, to study relevant issues together, to share information, and to create a dialogue with one another.
16 Apr 2007
Adelaide, Australia- At their second meeting for 2007, Senior Officials will discuss progress on the main tasks for the year and prepare for the Economic Leaders' Meeting in September.
27 May 2007
With the theme 'Responding to a World of Higher Oil Prices and Environmental Challenges: Energy Security through Efficiency and Diversity', the Meeting provides the opportunity to strengthen the APEC Energy Security Initiative.
28 May 2007
Next Generation Networks Asia 2007 will bring together leaders of today and tomorrow who want to be informed on the latest directions and innovation in NGN and how they impact business process reengineering and consumer services.
15 May 2007
This is a unique gathering of contact center executives concerned with strategic, tactical and implementation issues to meet business and operational challenges. The program is designed to illuminate on critical concerns and new developments, as well as showcase best practices, with a view to making contact centers true generators of value.
27 Apr 2007
This summit brings together experts and leaders from Indian and Global Life Sciences Industry to identify and debate the emerging opportunities in the Contract Services segment.
01 Jun 2007
The Conference is intended to bring together researchers engaged in Management, Economics and related fields from Europe, Asia and other parts of the World.
25 Apr 2007
His Excellency, Mr Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia will deliver a lecture entitled “New Developments in the Caspian and South Caucasus: A View from Georgia”, at RUSI on 25 April 2007.
16 May 2007
POGEE Conference brings together one of the largest international gathering of energy professionals and industry leaders to explore business opportunities in this part of the world.
16 May 2007
MTA Malaysia 2007 is reputed to be THE EVENT that gathers world’s leading metalworking and precision engineering solution providers and top buyers in the manufacturing industry.
29 May 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Leading broadcasters in Asia-Pacific will meet at AMS 2007 to examine business models and strategies in addressing the industry’s many challenges - the explosion of new channels, new technologies, audience fragmentation, media globalization and changing consumer patterns.
24 Jul 2007
This conference is intended to encourage a wide range of participants to discuss the approaches in integrating biotechnology innovation with business opportunities in an attempt to nurture emerging enterprises and establish a thriving biotech industry.


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Giants in history

Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) pioneered the use of optical fibres to transmit images, and founded several optical technology companies. Born in Punjab, India, he worked at a local optical instruments factory before moving to London for PhD studies at Imperial College. There, he devised a flexible fibrescope to convey images along bundles of glass fibres.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).